Cody Eakin scores in OT, Stars beat Blues 3-2 to tie series
The Dallas Stars celebrate their 3-2 overtime victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Thursday, May 5, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
ST. LOUIS (AP) Cody Eakin scored at 2:58 of overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Thursday night, bouncing back from a blowout loss two days earlier to tie the second-round series at two games apiece.
Patrick Sharp set up the winner and also scored for the Stars, coming off a 6-1 loss in Game 3. Rookie Radek Faksa had the other goal.
Vladimir Tarasenko scored his sixth goal of the playoffs on a first-period breakaway and added an assist for Sty. Louis, giving him five points in the last two games. Paul Stastny also scored off a deflection from Tarasenko.
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Game 5 is Saturday in Dallas.
Eakin has a goal and seven assists in the postseason. He beat Brian Elliott on a 3-on-2 break after the Blues pressured goalie Kari Lehtonen on the opposite end.
The Stars are 1-2 in overtime in the playoffs and the Blues are 2-2.